Comms industry growth in the CIS countries has seen an up-down market which may have delayed investment.
Ericsson and Samsung have reached an agreement on global patent licenses between the two companies.
The sale of IBM's x86 server business this week after a 25% fall in its hardware sales was read alongside Microsoft's good server software results by the channel.
Avnet's Q2 earnings beat management's guidance range and were also up 11.3% on a year-over-year basis. Revenues came in at $7.42 billion, up 10.8% from the year-ago quarter.
Microsoft shares rose after it indicated Q2 commercial sales rising, even though it is also lowering its FY14 (ends June '14) opex guidance range to $31.2bn-$31.5bn from a prior $31.3bn-$31.9bn.
CPA Global, intellectual property (IP) management and software specialist, has announced it has bought a Sweden-based IP services provider Patrafee AB, along with related businesses and IP services products.
Data centres, cloud backup, hosting and connectivity solutions specialist Onyx Group has announced a re-launch of its Business Partner Programme.
Logitech International's financial results for Q3 saw better-than-expected total sales of $628m, up 2% compared to the third quarter of the prior year.
Business communications service provider Alternative Networks, has acquired ControlCircle, UK-based provider of managed hosting and cloud-based services to enterprises and on-line businesses.
EMC's new channel programme starts in 12 months time, but partners will start planning on using it from May when the formal announcements will be made.